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Early Afghan Election Results Set Candidates Posturing

Though the sample of results released Sunday is based on less than 7 percent of the total vote, analysts say a runoff is likely.
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Afghan Election Blow To Taliban, Leading U.S. General Says

Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, who has been reporting from the Afghan capital Kabul, talks to Marine General Joseph Dunford, the commander of all allied forces in Afghanistan.
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After Voting, Afghans Must Now Wait For A Winner

Counting ballots in the presidential election is a painfully slow affair. The voting took place Saturday, but results are still weeks away. And a runoff election is widely expected in June.
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Afghanistan Is One Step Closer To Karzai's Successor

On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers despite threats of Taliban violence. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president. Hamid Karzai can't run for a third term
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AP Photographer Killed In Afghanistan Was Full Of Laughter

Anja Niedringhaus was killed last week in an attack by an Afghan police commander. She was in Khost province covering the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.
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Afghans Defy Threats To Pick A President

Despite warnings from the Taliban that they would disrupt the poll with violence, voter turnout in Afghanistan has been good and the day mostly peaceful. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Sean Carberry about the presidential elections.
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With Modern Election, Voters Make A Break From Old Afghanistan

Afghans voted for a new president Saturday, with only scattered violence. NPR'S Renee Montagne tells NPR's Scott Simon that the vote reflects the country's tug between tradition and modernity.
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Afghans Vote In Large Numbers Despite Risks

After a campaign marred by violence, Afghans voted Saturday in presidential elections for what's to be the first ever democratic transfer of power. Results are not expected for some time.
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Defying Taliban Threats, Afghans Vote For Next Leader

No major violence has been reported since polls opened Saturday, in elections that may result in the nation's first democratic transfer of power.
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Between Afghans And Political Milestone, Threat Of Violence Looms

Afghans vote Saturday for a successor to President Hamid Karzai. It could be the country's first ever democratic transfer of power, but fraud and violence are expected.

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